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November 25, 2014

Media Alert: Incarcerated Mothers Holiday Program

Arlington Detention Center hosts program for moms and their children. Moms and children will participate in holiday activities, and receive gift bags. This event is open to media; prior registration required.
November 13, 2014

Arlington County Ready for Winter Weather

Arlington County is gearing up for the 2014-2015 winter season. As temperatures drop, residents have many ways to stay informed before, during and after a winter storm, starting with the County’s Snow and Ice Central webpage.
Double Fatal Fire in Home with No Working Smoke Alarms
November 04, 2014

Double Fatal Fire in Home with No Working Smoke Alarms

Early this morning, Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) responded to a house fire at 1106 S. Emerson St. that claimed the lives of two of the occupants and injured two others. The home had no working smoke alarms. ACFD urges everyone to ensure working smoke alarms in the home.
October 30, 2014

Arlington County Grants Halloween Pub Crawl Permit

ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington County has issued its first pub crawl permit since the County Board in July classified pub crawls as Special Events, requiring that they be permitted.
October 17, 2014

Update: Woman Taken Ill at Pentagon Does Not Have Ebola

Based on the public health investigation, which included the travel history of a woman who became ill this morning in a Pentagon parking lot, and on questioning of her by medical staff, medical authorities are confident that she does not have Ebola.
October 17, 2014

Arlington Responds to Possible Ebola Case

At about 9:10 a.m. today, Pentagon Police officers identified a woman in the Pentagon South Parking Lot, around lanes 17-19, who was ill and vomiting. Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) was notified and responded immediately with both emergency ...
September 13, 2014

Minor Electrical Fire Displaces 109 Residents

Arlington County firefighters and building inspectors responded to a minor electrical fire 1930 Columbia Pike; there were no injuries. The buildings remain without power; property management is placing approximately 109 residents in nearby hotels.
September 08, 2014

Media Alert: Arlington Remembers 9/11

Arlington County Government invites residents to join their neighbors, County officials and first responders to commemorate the lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and express gratitude to all those who responded that day.
Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards
August 19, 2014

Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
August 14, 2014

Army Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in Honor of Arlington County Fire Department

Ceremony held Aug. 20, 9am, at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. Media must register by Aug. 19.
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